New Students: Welcome to WSU!
The Access Center provides accommodations and services to incoming and current WSU students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the WSU environment. Some examples of the accommodations and services we provide are testing accommodations (e.g reduced distraction testing environment, and extended time), Access to lecture material, alternative print media, and assistive technology. We also assist interested students with time management and organizational skill development.
In order to receive accommodations through the Access Center you will need to submit an application through MyAccess (LINK) as well as documentation verifying the presence of a disability or chronic medical condition. After we receive your application and documentation, you will be contacted to meet with an Access Advisor to determine what accommodations will be most helpful for you.
Below you will find links that detail our complete new student procedures and documentation guidelines.
All communications from our office will go directly to your WSU Email address, NOT your MyWSU message system. If you have not done so, please visit https://outlook.office365.com/owa/wsu.edu/ to begin using your WSU email account.
If you received accommodations at your previous school, you may wish to work with your previous disability specialist to assemble a package of your documentation and accommodations; this information may include Individualized Education Plans, 504 Plans, or other documentation which verifies the presence of a disability or chronic medical condition. This package should be submitted to the Access Center for review prior to meeting with an Access Advisor as it will be helpful in determining your current accommodation needs. While the Access Center does not conduct the assessment to determine the presence or current status of a qualifying condition or disability, we can direct you to providers who do. Once you have your documentation, you should submit it to our office for evaluation through MyAccess, via Email or Fax, or submit a hard copy to our office. If you are a new, incoming WSU student with a disability and believe you would benefit from accommodations for your writing or math placement assessments , please contact us at 509-335-3417. Common accommodations for these assessments are extended time and reduced distraction environment (for in-person proctored exams). Please contact us at least 1 week prior to taking your assessment. We look forward to working with you!